Fantasy Sports in BSGE Reply

Sports enthusiasts frantically grab their computers awaiting their turn to snag the best possible player to build a championship worthy team. From fantasy basketball to fantasy auto racing, people around the world can take part in these Fantasy Sports and compete against their friends. As avid fans of their preferred sport, participants can preserve the comfort of their lounge chair, while feeling as involved as any sports manager.

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Fantasy Sports are games in which people act as owners and build a team that competes against other fantasy owners based on the statistics generated by the real players on professional sport teams. The basic parameters for competing in a typical fantasy league like basketball and football are quite simple.

First, anybody interested in taking part in the league among your friends, family and co-workers are signed up and are ready to build their ultimate team. A draft is then held in which all participants are able to draw from a pool of players ranked based on their previous seasons stats. Players take turns picking what is in their eyes, the best choice considering their team.

Once the draft is complete, and everybody has set up their lineup of players, two players are pitted against each other in a head to head battle of their newly-constructed teams. Periodically, based on the sport, a point system is used to determine how many points each player has earned in their given period of time. The amount of points each player earned are added together, overall ending up with a weekly or daily total, serving as the participants score as a manager. Trades between different teams can also be held in order to improve your specific team. But overall, sport addicts, who cherish different players and teams, are able to put their skills to the test in a fun game where they can claim their prize as the most knowledgeable among their friends.

Not only is it a worldwide competition, but various leagues among BSGE staff and students have formed a particular kind of sporting culture. From seventh to twelfth grade, students can take part in small leagues within their own personal group of friends. Fantasy basketball and football seem to dominate in terms of what sport teachers and students seem to be choosing most often.

Not only is it a worldwide competition, but various leagues among BSGE staff and students have formed a particular kind of sporting culture. From seventh to twelfth grade, students can take part in small leagues within their own personal group of friends. Fantasy basketball and football seem to dominate in terms of what sport teachers and students seem to be choosing most often.

Cameron Rashkind 18’ says, “I participate in fantasy sports leagues because I like to compete with my friends in sports related activities.  Fantasy sports are a perfect way for me to use my love of sports while playing in games with my friends.” He also adds, “My friends and I are very competitive, so each game is important for us.” Not only is Fantasy evident in the student community, but is also popular amongst the teachers.

Ms. Shen, an unlikely participant in Fantasy basketball, naming her team Bù dǒng, Mandarin for don’t know, finds the online activity to be a fun pastime outside of school. She explains, “I think it is important to connect with the students and teachers around the school. This was a very fun experience for me and I would definitely participate again.”

Another teacher known as our respected basketball coach or as his students know him, Mr. Anderson, talks about his experiences participating in Fantasy Basketball. He explains, “I would like to utilize my expansive knowledge of basketball to choose a strong basketball team. I agree with Ms. Shen’s idea that participating in fantasy sports helps to engage with the staff that I normally don’t talk to. I think its a great way of interacting with my colleagues. Overall, I think fantasy sports is a fun way to socialize outside of the classroom.”

Available to anybody regardless of their knowledge or age, Fantasy Sports seems to appeal to everyone and brings people together to celebrate a great past time.

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